The Silver Queen is such a paranormal hotspot that several reality TV ghost hunting shows and paranormal experiments have been conducted here, too. There are quite a few legendary ghost stories in the Silver State, but Tonopah might have the most romantic version, if I do say so myself, and it all takes place in The Mizpah.
The joint opened in and has maintained its grandeur throughout the past several decades, with some recent help from a truly masterful era-specific renovation. While some of the other hauntings throughout the state are definitely a bit spooky, all of the spirits present at this Nevada gem seem to be friendly and do lovely things. For instance, the Lady in Red, said to haunt the fifth floor.
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Quite the popular lady of the night, she lived on the top floor of the Mizpah and had quite the slew of customers until she was strangled to death outside her living quarters by a jealous ex-lover. BUT, the haunted room is a few doors down, in room , nearest where she was killed in the hallway. Also known to roam the property are several playful children; thrown from the roof after their father died in a mining accident, they now play tricks on the maid service and guests on the third and fourth floors.
You may not realize it at first glance, but the Commercial Casino in downtown Elko is the oldest casino in Nevada. Lots of big performers came through these doors in years past, including Bing Crosby, who often relied on the Commercial as a local hangout. While the Commercial still operates a casino, martini bar, and barbershop on the main floor, the hotel rooms on the second and third floors are either empty or converted offices. A whole string of spine-chilling stories have come from this portion of the famed Commercial.
Harry is said to wander the second floor, searching for his lost love. Other spooky instances have been reported, including a glimpse of a shadow floating down dark hallways, or hovering in corners up near the ceiling, but the most extreme hauntings are said to take place on the third floor.
Here, visitors have reported loud arguing, gunfire, moaning, babies crying, unexplainable floating lights, violently rattling doorknobs, doors that slam shut and then open on their own accord, and even the sound of a creaking rope suspending something heavy. Office occupants have also said that they have been locked in their own offices, and doors that have been locked shut for 50 years will suddenly burst open. Located just down the street from Virginia City, an exorbitant amount of mining occurred in just about every direction of the Gold Hill Hotel , dialing it in as a boisterous afterwork hangout for many.
Perhaps some of these miners haunt the Gold Hill Hotel, as paranormal experts say the Great Room is a popular spot for ghosts to hang out. It makes sense, as this was the original location of the bar within the hotel.
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Aside from that, a Wild West gunslinger either committed suicide by rope or was deliberately lynched on the third floor. His ghost allegedly roams the property, along with the spirits of children heard giggling in the hallways. Best yet, the oldest part of the hotel, located just above the Great Room, is frequented by two ghosts in rooms 4 and 5. Room 5 is said to be haunted by William, and is believed to be one of the miners who perished in the Yellow Jacket Incident. The smell of tobacco is evident in the room, and William has been known to play a practical joke on a guest or two.
Room 4 is home to an entity named Rosie, a lady of the night at Gold Hill, who has been known to trick guests by misplacing personal items, turning the lights off and on, and flooding the room with a captivating rose scent. A Depression-era works project, Hoover Dam put thousands of men back to work and is ultimately a symbol of the American Dream, but it was a deadly place to earn a paycheck. Of those deaths, the only actual fatalities recorded as a result of this project were those men who actually died on site, meaning that anyone who was involved in an accident and transported to a hospital and later died, is not included in this figure.
Also, while we all WANT to believe the local lore that mobsters were buried in this tremendously thick concrete wall, no evidence backs it. But, there are several accounts of men dressed in old-fashioned work clothes seen in restricted areas, but who disappear when approached. Visitors touring the Power Plant portion of the Dam have also reported hearing footsteps echoing in long, empty corridors.
Today, this architectural masterpiece is home to the Nevada State Museum , but was originally built to be a United States Mint, due to its extremely close proximity to a whole boatload of silver mines just up the mountain. In , a worker named Osborne Parker was accidentally crushed to death when equipment fell on him in the basement.
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The replicated ghost town and mine shaft portion of the museum is considered to be haunted as well, perhaps by parker or an unknown cohort on the other side. Abe Curry adored his role as superintendent of the Carson City Mint; while his ghost mostly haunts his nearby house, it has been known to roam dutifully back to work at times. Each individual room is clown-themed with clowns on the doors and portraits of clowns hanging on interior walls.
A handful of visitors have claimed to see a creepy clown ghost lingering outside their hotel room once the sun goes down, but the real fright fest around this area is the historic Tonopah Cemetery, alongside the Motel. Long before the Clown Motel came to fruition, this section of town was reserved for the local cemetery… in an unforgiving, seriously dangerous mining town, where accidents were commonplace. Within ten years, around people were entombed into this cemetery.
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Questionable activity, like unexplained footsteps and voices, have been reported by guests of the Clown Motel. Then, after building this crazy-expensive home, they went on a nonstop two-year tour of Europe, purchasing extravagant furnishings like paintings, furniture, and even statues. While living here, Sandy was amused by reading fortunes and playing with crystal balls, and would even host seances at the mansion. Rich and miserable, Sandy preferred living in more modest homes, but his wife was obsessed with spending their millions.
He died at the age of 35 from silicosis, a common lung disease for miners during this time, and was buried behind the mansion. She is buried next to Sandy in the cemetery behind the mansion, along with their children. People participating in tours often claim to experience cold spots, eerie mists, unexplained voices and even apparitions. On moonless nights, visitors have even claimed to spot glowing apparitions in the hillside graveyard. When this location of the hotel was constructed in , the entire bottom floor operated as a dance hall and grocery store, and the second floor housed doctors offices and hotel rooms.
Room 8, 10 and 15 and even the hallway leading to the rooms are said to be haunted by a shadowy being, who slams doors and, in some cases, shakes visitors awake. This stunning abode was built in , the same year they struck silver in what would later become dubbed the Comstock Lode… just 5 years before Nevada became an actual state. Ever heard of William Randolph Hearst, the guy behind the Hearst publishing empire and his eponymous Castle?
The wealthiest guy imaginable, Mackay, lived in the home and had a safe the size of most master-bedroom closets. Their ghosts are said to haunt the lower floor just outside the safe, as is a woman dressed in Victorian clothing, who has been seen sitting in the living room. Her apparition appears on the third floor as well, and paranormal experts have chocked it up to be the former lady of the house, Mrs.
Also on the third floor, many tour participants have claimed to see figures of two little girls Mackay Mansion staff refers to as Emma and Lily. Even Johnny Depp, who briefly stayed at the mansion, woke to one of the girls sitting at the foot of his bed. A servant ghost has been seen pacing up and down the stairs, hurrying to finish chores, and a former Army Colonel who once lived in the house has been spotted in the kitchen.
A shadow man has been seen throughout the home, which many believe to be Mackay himself. George Whittell, one of the wealthiest and most eccentric men Tahoe has ever seen, built the iconic Thunderbird Lodge as his summer home in Whittell was a bit of an oddball, reminiscent of Howard Hughes. The boat wouldn't fit in the boathouse, so he decided he needed to convert it to an indoor pool house and build a bigger boathouse. A tragedy occurred during construction, when a worker in the pool house fell from a ladder, dying instantly.
Whittell was so irked that he immediately halted the the project and sealed the room entirely, leaving everything exactly as it was. The pool house is said to be visited by the ghost of this workman. Tour-goers have claimed to have been captivated by apparitions and ghostly whispers in the pool house, even alleging the dripping water in the area sounds like voices. We're glad you had a good time and would be happy to see you again! Highly recommended!! We had Katrina as a tour guide and she was amazing!
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